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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 206d
People who had a usual primary care provider, by education,a United States, 2003
    Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 74.0 0.5 67.9 1.1 73.9 0.7 76.6 0.7
Age 18-44 64.4 0.8 56.0 1.4 63.7 1.0 68.1 1.0
45-64 81.5 0.7 71.6 1.5 80.9 1.1 84.7 0.9
65 and over 89.9 0.7 89.0 1.1 90.0 1.1 90.5 1.0
Gender Male 68.9 0.7 60.9 1.4 67.7 1.0 73.2 0.9
Female 78.6 0.5 74.8 1.1 79.3 0.7 79.7 0.7
Race White, single race 75.1 0.6 67.9 1.2 75.2 0.8 77.9 0.7
Black, single race 68.3 1.1 67.8 2.0 67.0 1.6 70.0 1.9
Asian, single race 68.4 2.4 69.7 5.6 68.6 4.4 68.1 2.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 75.5 4.4 * * * * * *
Multiple races 70.8 3.3 * * * * 73.6 5.4
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 76.6 0.5 74.5 1.1 75.9 0.7 77.9 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 78.6 0.6 76.7 1.2 77.8 0.9 79.6 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 68.3 1.1 67.9 2.1 67.0 1.6 69.7 2.0
Hispanic, all races 54.9 1.3 50.7 1.7 56.7 2.0 59.8 2.1
Family incomeb Negative/poor 62.5 1.1 61.3 1.7 63.9 1.8 62.7 2.4
Near poor/low 67.4 1.2 65.6 1.7 69.2 1.6 67.2 1.9
Middle 73.9 0.8 71.7 1.7 74.0 1.2 74.8 1.2
High 79.8 0.7 75.5 2.0 79.5 1.2 80.4 0.8
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 77.5 0.6 73.4 1.4 77.7 1.0 78.2 0.7
Public only 72.4 1.2 71.3 1.7 72.8 2.0 74.0 2.6
Uninsured 39.7 1.3 35.5 1.8 40.8 1.8 43.3 2.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 87.7 1.3 87.3 2.0 87.8 2.0 88.0 2.3
Medicare and private 91.9 0.7 92.8 1.3 92.1 1.2 91.1 1.2
Medicare and other public 88.0 1.7 86.7 2.1 85.9 4.4 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 72.0 0.8 64.4 1.5 72.1 1.0 74.7 0.9
Metropolitan-small 75.8 0.9 71.3 1.8 74.9 1.4 78.3 1.1
Micropolitan 76.2 1.6 68.0 3.1 76.4 2.2 80.4 1.5
Noncore-adjacent 78.6 2.8 76.7 3.9 76.7 3.7 83.0 2.7
Noncore-not adjacent 80.7 2.5 80.8 2.9 80.9 3.5 80.5 4.6
Preferred language English 76.3 0.5 73.7 1.1 75.4 0.7 77.8 0.7
Other 54.6 1.6 49.8 2.2 55.8 2.4 60.5 2.3
Born in U.S. Yes 76.5 0.5 73.6 1.1 75.9 0.7 78.0 0.7
No 60.0 1.3 51.9 2.2 58.2 2.1 67.2 1.7

a Persons age 18 and over. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c See MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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